Ayiti, I Saw It In A Dream
Real Art Ways presents a solo exhibition by 2022 Real Art Award recipient Steven Baboun.
Steven Baboun is a Haitian born artist who uses his homeland as a “playground for self-exploration.” His photographs, videos, and installations celebrate the diverse forms of Haitian identity. In this exhibition, Baboun’s work offers a utopious Haiti through a dream-like lense, highlighting its culture through its people and intertwining these two subjects with his own experiences and identity.
About the Artist
Steven Baboun is an artist, photographer, and creative director from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, based in New York City. He holds a Bachelors degree in Film and Media Arts and a minor in Education Studies from American University, as well as a Masters in Fine Arts in Photography from Parsons School of Design. Baboun works in photography, video, performance, textile + multimedia installation, and design. Currently, Baboun is the founder and creative director of Studio Baboun, a creative house based in Brooklyn, New York.
About the Real Art Awards
The Real Art Awards is an annual opportunity for emerging artists living in New England, New Jersey, or New York. The open call, offered with no entry fees to artists, attracts hundreds of applicants each year, of which 6 artists are chosen. Selected artists receive a solo exhibition, with a commissioned essay, professional documentation, and a cash prize of $2,500. The 2022 Real Art Awards was juried by multidisciplinary artist Carlos Motta, curator and creative strategist Yona Backer, and Real Art Ways Executive Director Will K. Wilkins. The 2022 Real Art Awards is supported in part by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation.